Summer Entryway

summer entryway, foyer, butterfly art, mercury glass, geraniums
Happy Monday and Happy Summer Solstice!
I want to welcome you to my Summer Entryway or Foyer. 
Which do you call it?
We aren't fancy schmancy so to us this is the entry. 
And the entry is very important!

In Texas the entry is known as the spot where you enter the house and all the glorious wonder that is air conditioning smacks you in the face and you can't help but thank the good Lord and Mr. Carrier for such an ingenious invention!!

So anyway, when we had our Blogger Arts & Crafts retreat recently, one of the crafts we were introduced to was this beautiful 3-D butterfly art. Judith from Botanic Bleu taught us this gorgeous craft which involved stamping, painting, and cutting. It was really quite easy and the results are beautiful!

When I finished mine, I knew immediately it would have a special place in the entry because it has such a pretty summery look to it. 
With the addition of a trio of blue bottles and some geraniums, I'm happy with the summery look.

Thank you Judith for teaching us this beautiful project. I love it!!

Now that you've had a peek of the entry all dressed for summer, 
I hope you'll come back tomorrow when I will be participating in the Sunny & Bright Home Tour hosted by Terri Steffes.

The tour starts today so head over to Laura's at White Spray Paint for the beginning.


See you tomorrow. :)

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  1. Your entry is so inviting Stacey! I love the mercury glass lamp and the little blue bottles of flowers. The artwork is wonderful! Does Judith have a tutorial?

  2. Happy Summer to you too!!
    You're right, entry is really important and I do love yours!
    Have a nice week

  3. Oh Stacey, your entry makes me soft and inviting!! Makes me want to stop by with a hostess gift, chat in the entry, then go sit by your pond with a glass of lemonade ;-)

  4. I love your entry, Stacey. The butterfly art looks perfect with the bottles and flowers. So welcoming and summery. And a big thank you to Mr. Carrier for sure!!

  5. Your entry looks so welcoming and pretty.
    What a beautiful butterfly project. I need to learn how to do that!
    I laughed out loud about Mr. Carrier!
    Yes indeed- thank goodness for AC.

  6. Ohh! I love that art piece you created! It looks lovely in your entry!

  7. Your entry is absolutely perfection! Great minds think alike as I showcased Judith's art project in a similar shadowbox. Perfection!

  8. How pretty and ethereal your butterflies turned out! :)

  9. Beautiful entry! And a big AMEN to air conditioning! :)

  10. Your entryway just screams, cool and inviting! Very pretty! And I love the butterfly craft... perfect detail for the beautiful table vignette! Hope your week is off to a great start! :) ~Rhonda

  11. I'm a Florida girl so I can identify about the a/c hitting you in the face and feeling so good. Your entry way is so pretty and welcoming. The butterfly project is very lovely. Sharing.

  12. Oh your butterflies turned out beautiful! Love your sweet and summery entry:)

  13. Fresh and pretty! Perfect for summer. I love your butterfly art!
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  14. Very fresh and pretty entry, Stacey! Love the butterfly art work tpo!

  15. Your entry is beautiful. I love the butterflies- so fun and elegant.

  16. Love this Stacey! The butterfly artwork is amazing.

  17. I love how your Botanic Blue craft came out. Your entry is darling.

  18. Love how you framed your butterfly art. It looks great with the blue bottles.

  19. What a beautiful craft and yes, it is perfect for a summery entry hall!
    Blessings friend,

  20. Very fresh, summery and pretty! We had a taste of your hot weather here in the northeast the past few days and I am happy to say it is gone. No central air here!

  21. Stacey, Love the look for your entry. The butterfly and print art is perfect to enjoy for a summer look, paired with the pretty colored bottles and lamp. Great look! I know what you mean about the A/C and coming in the door, very thankful here in Alabama too…………..
    Happy summer.

  22. Beautiful butterfly page, that was such a neat project. I love how you described the Texas entry and AC - when I'm working outdoors this time of year for any period of time the entry is my cool breeze of giving thanks. I don't know how folks survived before AC.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  23. Your butterflies are beautiful.
    I am {almost} inspired to try it.

  24. Your 3D art in chosen colors is really pretty, Stacey. I'll be sure to check out the other home tours. Happy Summer!

  25. Loving your artwork and your entry. The soft blue is gorgeous!

  26. A most beautiful and perfect summer vignette Stacey! those butterflies!

  27. Beautiful Stacey. Love those blue jars and your butterfly art is so pretty. So while the wonderful air hits you in the face upon entry into your home you also have this beautiful vignette. Super cute.

  28. What a gorgeous space! I love all the soft colors. I am enjoying our air conditioner today in NJ. Looks like another 90 degree day!

  29. Hi Stacey, Your entry is beautiful and so summery. What a wonderful welcome along with the AC. haha Love the darling project you created at the Craft Retreat. Judith's project is really special.
    Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Happy Summer! xo

  30. Hello Stacey, you have a beautiful entry and I love your art work you made! :)
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.

  31. Wow...everything looks so amazing!! So cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my AMAZING Facebook Group with over 300 Members to share easy craft projects and recipes:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  32. Stacey, Love the front entry with the whites, blues and the butterfly. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  33. I love the idea of changing out your entry to reflect a season or holiday. Yours is so fresh and cool with the white and touches of color.

  34. Stacey,
    Your vintage dictionary page with butterflies turned out beautifully! The colors really are summery. Thank you for sharing your project. Since I was in Alabama with extremely limited internet access at the time you posted this page I didn't get to see it at the time you posted it. Now that I'm home I am catching up on posts I missed from my favorite bloggers.... you!



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